• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

City of Fort Smith Postcards

aerial view of Fort Smith showing Arkansas River in distance
Bird's Eye View of Fort Smith, Ark.
showing Arkansas River
 
 
aerial view of residential Fort Smith from early 20th century postcard
Birds Eye View of Residence Section, Fort Smith, Ark.
 

Did You Know?

Portrait of Anna Dawes

A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.